This massive catalogue contains probably a complete list of lantern slides manufactured or sold by Newton at that time. The section on apparatus in the beginning is illustrated and instructional texts on illuminations and use of lanterns are given, too. In the section on lanterns and devices, carriers, screens, light sources and lanterns are presented (p. 3-86). The list of lantern slides is organized by subject matter and covers pages 87-524; the catalogue starts with standard format slides. Effect slides are listed in the end (p. 482-end). Effect slides are also illustrated probably in order to demonstrate the respective format and its mechanisms. A very unique format is the slide of the 'dancing witches', catalogue page 485. In order to learn more about lanterns and slides manufactured by Newton, visit the Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource at https://slides.uni-trier.de/organisation/index.php?id=1000428 .
November 28, 2020 Subject:
Great source of knowledge about the magic lanterns
This is of course great, one of the biggest catalogues from one of the biggest manufacturers of the period. So anyone interested in magic lanterns history should at least have a glance on it, catalogues like this put lanterns into context and realities they belong.
I only have a question for uploader - is this catalogue classified as Public Domain? Or what is exactly its copyright status? Can it be used for commercial use?
If you see this, thanks for letting me know in advance.